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May 29, 2015: Ashley Hupfl, Ken Lovett, NRDC, Silver v. Pataki, Aaron Mair

 

We begin with this week’s City & State Winners and Losers. Reporter Ashley Hupfl joins us to discuss who made the list.

Then, Ken Lovett, the Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News, weighs in on the news of the week.

Environmental stakeholders want GE to expand their dredging of PCBs to include the Champlain Canal, as well as the Hudson River. NRDC New York Legislative Director Richard Schrader will explain.

Silver v. Pataki was a 2004 Court of Appeals case that changed the balance of power in Albany between the Governor and the Legislature. The case was a buzzword during this year’s budget negotiations over teacher evaluations, as lawmakers wondered if Gov. Cuomo had tested the limits of his budget powers. We explore the implications of this landmark case with Robert E. Bullock, Deputy Director for Operations at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, and Peter Kiernan, Chair of the New York State Law Revision Commission.

And finally, we speak with the new President of the Sierra Club, Aaron Mair.

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